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. >> first of all, the u.s. chamber of commerce estimates that about 75% of employees steal in one way, shape or form. that's most of us that includes me stealing a pen, right? i must admit, sorry, nbc. >> yeah, i don't know how they define it but there's all kinds of theft to what we see here in this particular case grand scale embezzlement to time theft, loafing, taking office supplies to all kinds of things. tal slins the onset of the recession, there has been a statistic that employee theft risen about 50%. people do this -- >> when you are hiring somebody, what do you tell people to look out for? >> an ounce of prevention is worth a pounds of cure. you can take money to do background checks, investigations into some of these criminal records, that will still only resbreel 15% of potential employees because most people don't have a background record of criminality but juan to talk time and energy, check references and really listen to internal radar to make sure are you getting a good vibe or bad vibe. you know, sometimes that can be off. you have to take extra time in the very case here,
and that would be very bad news for small businesses and the entire u.s. economy. >> and, todd, what are you seeing from your vantage point? is this something small businesses should worry about are for the long term? >> i think it's difficult for small businesses to pass on those costs to their customers. inflation was the number one issue if you look at the surveys. that kind of -- we've seen both insurance costs and more recently poor sales and access to credit being big issues but inflation is definitely something that small businesses are worried about particularly to the extent if they can't pass those on to their consumers. >> let's talk about someone who actually runs a business. you run a car dealership. >> yes. >> if it's going to affect anyone, it's going to affect you. are you feeling the pain yet? >> we see it firsthand in buyers' buying decisions. not really hurting us at the same time but i think small business owners coming in who may have opted for a large suv or larger truck might go to something smaller. the real question is, are gas prices going to stay here or is this ju
for a very long time. that would be very bad news for small business and the entire u.s. economy. >> chad, what do you see from your vantage point? is this something small businesses should be worried about? >> it is very difficult for small businesses to pass on those costs to the customers and i know the last time this happened a couple of years ago, inflation was the number one issue for almost all small businesses if you look at the surveys. that kind of, you know, we have seen both insurance costs and more recently poor sales and access to credit being the big iss issues. inflation is definitely smg small businesses are worried about to the extent if they can't pass this on to the consumeers. >> let's talk about someone who runs a business right now. cameron, you run a car dealership. it is going to affect anyone, it is going to affect you. are you feeling the pain yet? >> we see it firsthand in customers' buying decisions, not necessarily hurting us at the same time. i think small business owners that are coming in and may have opted for, you know, large suv or larger truck, they ma
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